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Rice is moved from a grain cart to a trailer to be hauled to a rice dryer. Photo by Bruce Schultz/LSU AgCenter

Louisiana rice harvest reaching half-way mark

CROWLEY — The harvest for the 2020 rice crop in south Louisiana is nearing the halfway point, and the result is a big improvement over a string of bad to mediocre years.
“If these yields hold out, I believe it would tie the second-highest-yielding year, and it still has the potential to be a record if the high yields hold out,” said LSU AgCenter rice specialist Dustin Harrell. “Regardless if the current crop does not reach the record, it will definitely rank up there with one of our highest-yielding years.”

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Vermilion Parish School Board to interview candidates for Superintendent tonight

The Vermilion Parish School Board has decided to take advice from its legal counsel and interview the three candidates for the superintendent position.
Attorney Bob Hammonds told the school board members that interviewing the candidates is common and that he recommends it take place.
The board members voted 8-0 to conduct the interviews.
The school board also agreed to conduct the interviews in public. The interviews will take place Monday, starting at 6 p.m. in the school board meeting room.

CARES Act Emergency Assistance Available in, Vermilion, Acadia and Jeff Davis Parishes

The ASSIST Agency has received a grant to help Acadia, Jeff Davis and Vermilion Parish residents who are struggling financially due to COVID-19 pandemic. The funds are provided by Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) CARES Act funds. Help is available for rent or mortgage, utilities, and other necessities.



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